Care Instructions

  

Thank you for supporting Bison. We are proud of our beautiful, practical and highly durable products. We hope they give you years of enjoyment. 

All Bison ceramics are made from high quality stoneware. Our products are food-safe and can be used in the microwave and dishwasher. Although stoneware is tough, all ceramics are breakable and will eventually show signs of wear and tear. You can greatly extend the life and beauty of your Bison by taking some simple precautions. 

Exposing ceramics to rapid extreme temperature changes can reduce their life. If you warm your Bison ceramics in the oven, be careful that a sudden cold shock doesn’t cause them to crack. Avoid plunging an extremely hot item into cold conditions or visa versa. Avoid putting a very hot dish directly onto a cold benchtop. Gradual warming and cooling is best. 

Repeated contact with hard edges might cause marking or chipping. We suggest you avoid striking the edges of ceramic items and try not to let them vibrate against each other in the dishwasher.

All Bison glazes are lead-free and food-safe, but cracks can provide a haven for bacteria and using crazed or unglazed ceramics for food is not recommended. 

Bison glazes are highly stain resistant. Stubborn marks can usually be removed with ceramic cooktop cleaner. 

When placing objects on furniture you should take care to avoid scratching. We lightly sand the footring of Bison ceramics after firing. It is quite safe to use fine sandpaper to do additional smoothing if necessary.